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Palacio de Cortes

Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
+52 5 5153480
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Cuernavaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums, Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful and historic palace in the center of Cuernavaca. A must see in Cuernavaca near the Zocalo, walkable around the center of the city.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

definitely one of the main attration to do in Cuernavaca not to be missed the Diego Rivera Murales on the second floor

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Manhattan, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I would certainly recommend this place because it is the oldest secular structure in the Americas. The history of the building and its role in the city is explained very well. The mural upstairs is very impressive, although slightly smaller than the usual murals by Rivera. Also, they have some remarkable archeological artifacts which add to your knowledge about the... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A partially enclosed veranda on one side of the building has a major Diego Rivera mural, which is worth the visit to Cuernavca. The rest of the museum has many interesting items and is quite informative, but the murals are the highlight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

dont miss the palacio when in cuernavaca, its right in the zocalo, very easy to find. the museum inside is great lots of historical items, dont forget to use your student or teacher id for a discount. diego riveras painting on the wall is incredible. read up on it before your visit. i wish they had a guide in english... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First, it's right on the main square, the Zocalo, so if you're getting acquainted with the city you're probably starting here anyway. Next, it's loaded with artifacts and history from the area. And finally, if you're a Diego Rivera fan you must, must, must see the murals that show local history. If you're not already a Diego Rivera fan, you... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Unfortunately it was closed since I arrived late in the day, but it was gorgeous on the outside and I can only assume the inside is the same. Also it is right next to the Zocalo which is of course a fun place at night.

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Humboldt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is an impressive building. It dominates the area in which it resides. Close to the Zocolo, and other great areas of the city. Holds history as well, with Cortes being one of the primary conquistadors who came to Mexico. Worth the time to go and visit.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by this place. It is really more of a museum than a palace but the artifacts and exhibits are fascinating They have large signs in English with details of what's in each room so that helps as all the labels on the art work are in Spanish. If for no other reason, the Diego Rivera mural... More

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albany ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

wonderful mosaics by Diego Rivera; very helpful staff for this mostly non-Spanish speaker; great informal cafe a few doors down the street where you can sit for hours and watch people go by on the plaza.

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